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Making an Unstoppable podcast featuring Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable (DH 009)

Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable podcast on Digital Hospitality

After seven years and hundreds of podcast episodes, Restaurant Unstoppable has lived up to its name.

For more than 670 episodes, Restaurant Unstoppable podcast host Eric Cacciatore has interviewed many of the top names in the restaurant and hospitality industries to explore what they’ve learned in their journey.

Shawn Walchef and Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable podcastAlong his own journey, Eric has amassed a wealth of knowledge about the ins and the outs of the restaurant business and building his own brand.

Hear his story and get tips and inspiration about how to start your own podcast on this episode of Digital Hospitality, a Cali BBQ Media podcast.

Making the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast

Eric Cacciatore visited the Cali BBQ Media studio at Cali Comfort BBQ in Spring Valley to record an episode of his Restaurant Unstoppable podcast with Shawn Walchef in November 2019.

The next day Eric Cacciatore came back to Cali Comfort BBQ so Shawn could turn the mics on his fellow podcast host to go Behind the Smoke about what drives him to go all in on podcasting.

The Cali BBQ Media studio at Cali Comfort BBQ in Spring ValleyOnly 1 percent of podcasts make any money. Immediate ROI is not the reason you make a podcast. You can read more about that in this great article about the economics of podcasting:

Eric Cacciatore has achieved something rare. He created a podcast that actually earns income.

Eric Cacciatore talks about the Restaurant Unstoppable podcastBut it wasn’t easy. Success never is.

“My mantra is: ‘Ain’t nothing to it but to do it.’ You just go,” Eric said.

You don’t get to be one of the top restaurant podcasts without hard work, dedication, and passion.

Identifying a need

When Eric Cacciatore got into podcasting years ago he quickly realized there was a glaring lack of podcasts in the restaurant and hospitality space.

“That was my first hint right there that the hospitality industry hadn’t quite caught up yet,” Eric Cacciatore said. “We’re late adopters in this industry, typically.”

Eric Cacciatore tours Cali Comfort BBQ in Spring Valley, CaliforniaThat’s one of the reasons Eric wanted to make a podcast about restaurant owners for restaurant owners.

Hospitality is in people’s blood, whether you’re on the media side or the restaurant owner side.

Eric Cacciatore’s parents owned a restaurant so he grew up in the industry. His dream was to always open a restaurant.

Eric found a different and innovative way to make his mark on the industry. He started his own restaurant podcast.

That meant leaving behind the start of his aviation career and fly into a completely new territory.

“I was leaning into my strengths.”

He knew his dreams would come true if he took time to try and help others.

“The whole idea is how to become unstoppable. How to make your restaurant dreams unstoppable,” he said about naming his podcast Restaurant Unstoppable.

Podcasting takes hard work

To make it as a podcaster or as a restaurant owner you have to have stamina. Few, if any, make it overnight. It takes years of sweat.

“I started this thing seven years ago and I’ve published 2 to 3 episodes a week.”

There are few podcast hosts who can claim such an achievement. It takes a really strong drive to continue against all odds to make a successful podcast.

Cali BBQ Media films behind the scenes footage of the Restaurant Unstoppable episode of Digital HospitalityYou can subscribe and listen to the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Overcast.

Visit to learn more.

Follow Eric Cacciatore on Instagram @ericcacciatore.

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